Columbia Gas of Massachusetts - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

December 02, 2015


Columbia Gas of Massachusetts participates in energy efficiency programs that reward eligible residential natural gas customers for utilizing energy efficient equipment or measures. The program pays residential customers 75% of the cost of recommended weatherization measures, up to $2,000. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts will perform a free energy assessment and provide its customers with a report listing energy-saving measures that qualify for incentives. If requested, the program can also provide their customers with a pre-approved independent installation contractor. Energy saving measures eligible for the rebate include: attic, wall, and heating pipe/duct insulation and thermostats. When needed, low-flow showerheads, and faucet aerators will be installed at no cost. Low-income customers are eligible to receive all of these measures at no cost. Additionally, up to $8,000 in incentives are also available for the construction of energy efficient Massachusetts homes.

In addition to this incentive, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts offers its residential customers a variety of rebates for the installation of energy efficient HVAC, water heating, and equipment controls incentives. Eligible equipment includes: furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and thermostats.  Rebates range from $25 to $1,200. All equipment must meet energy efficiency standards listed on the program web site.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat recovery
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Other EE
  • Tankless Water Heater
Incentive Amount: Insulation Weatherization: 75% of project cost
Energy Star homes: $350 - $8,000, varies by number of units and efficiency
Warm Air Furnace: $500 - $800
Gas Boiler: $1,000 - $1,500
Integrated Water Heater/Boiler: $1,200
Indirect Water Heaters: $400
Tankless Water Heaters: $500 - $800
Condensing Water Heater: $400
Storage Water Heaters: $100
Thermostat: $25
After Market Boiler Reset: $225
Heat Recovery Ventilator: $500
Maximum Incentive: Insulation Weatherization: $2,000
Equipment Requirements: Warm Air Furnaces: 95% or greater AFUE
Gas Boiler: AFUE 90%
Tankless water heaters: 0.82 Energy Factor
Condensing Stand-Alone Water Heater: 94% thermal efficiency or greater
Integrated Water Heater/Boiler: Boiler Rating - 90% AFUE or greater; Water Heating Rating - EF 0.90
All equipment and appliances must be Energy Star qualified unless otherwise noted


Name: Energy Efficiency Program
Organization: Partners in Energy Intake Center
Address: 2025 Roosevelt Ave.
Springfield MA 01102
Phone: (800) 232-0120

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.